13 Matt Ribbens
13 Matt Ribbens
Height: 5-8
Weight: 155
Year: Junior
Hometown: Tinley Park, Ill.
High School: Andrew
Position: M
Last School: Andrew


Year GP-GS Shots Goals GWG Assists Points
2009 10-0 8 0 0 1 1
2010 18-18 16 1 1 1 3
TOTAL 28-18 24 1 1 2 4


Appeared and started in 17 of Rhode Island's 18 games... Finished second on the team with nine points on three goals and three assists... Assisted on both goals in URI's 2-1 win at St. Bonaventure... Recorded two goals and an assist in the win over Richmond... Netted Rhody's lone goal against George Washington.

Was one of just five Rams to earn the start in all 18 games... Finished the season with three points (1g/1a)... Assisted on the game-winning goal in URI's 3-2 win over Bryant in the consolation match of the Ocean State Soccer Classic... Scored his first career goal - the game-winner - against Fordham.

Appeared in 10 games for the Rams... Made his collegiate debut at Binghamton on Oct. 3... Recorded an assist in URI's 2-0 win at Richmond.

Prior to URI:
Was a three-year starter, co-captain and leading goal scorer at Andrew High School for coach Pat MacDonald... Finished his high school career as Andrew's overall points leader, setting the school record in both goals and assists... Received the team's Offensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore, junior and senior... Also earned All-Conference, All-Sectional and All-Area honors... Played club soccer with the Chicago Magic USSF Academ for coach Tom Choloway and trained under Chicago Fire assistant coach Mike Matkovich... Won four USYSA Illinois State championships, three Midwest Regional championships and two USYSA National championships... Was an Illinois Olympic Development Program team member.

Born October 23, 1990... Son of Deborah and Dave Ribbens, both of whom attended Calvin College and played four years of field hockey and soccer, respectively... His father also is the athletic director at the University of Chicago Lab School... Has an older sister, Elizabeth, who also attended Calvin College and was a four-year member of the women's soccer team... Majoring in Physical Education.

Updated 9/19/11